When discussing the Mariners’ offense, or lack thereof, I’ll resist the urge to say I told you so and just point out this bit of news from Geoff Baker at the Seattle Times:
But for opening March/April stints, the only Seattle team worse than the 2010 Mariners was the 1986 group.
That bunch of Mariners posted an OPS+ of 76, compared to this team’s 78.
For those unfamilliar with the stat, OPS+ is on-base-plus-slugging percentage in relation to how the rest of the teams in your league are doing in a given year. The base point is 100, so any number above that is the percentage above average that your team is while anything below that is below average.
So, the 2010 Mariners are 22 percent below the average in regards to the teams around them in their league.
Here’s the full piece if you’re in the mood to get really depressed.